Pendred (17-4-1) said that his lack of passion for the game was a significant factor in his choice. The SBG Ireland product first gained notoriety with the UK based Cage Warriors where he amassed an impressive 5-0-1 record. North American fight fans will remember him as a member of BJ Penn’s group onSeason 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Pendred made it to the tournament semifinals before losing a split decision to eventual tournament winner Eddie Gordon. He made his official promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 46 in July of 2014 and earned an impressive comeback victory over Mike King. He followed that up with wins over Gasan Umalatov, Sean Spencer (albeit controversial) and Augusto Monta??o. He leaves a 4-2 record to the UFC. Michelle Waterson injured and from UFC 194 UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that the”Karate Hottie” has withdrawn from her UFC 194 bout with Tecia Torres. Waterson (13-4) was successful in her UFC debut in July defeating Angela Magana by submission at the TUF 21 Finale. Torres (6-0) is coming off two straight UFC victories — beating Angela Hill and Angela Magana — and is now with no opponent. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. USADA formally admits back-to-back suspension for Mirko Cro Cop Wednesday USADA announced the official suspension of former UFC heavyweight fighter Mirko Cro Cop, who recently retired from MMA because of a shoulder injury that forced him off Saturday’s UFC Seoul event. Cro Cop (31-11-2 NC) announced his retirement then admitted a day after to using HGH to repair an injured shoulder. The UFC released their own statement on the suspension UFC recognizes the two-year sanction issued today to Mirko Cro Cop from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for violations of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. UFC secured assistance from USADA, a third-party service, earlier this season to administer its Anti-Doping Policy to ensure that all athletes compete on an even playing field, with no performance enhancing drugs. UFC appreciates Cro Cop’s revelation and entrance of usage of a substance that is prohibited, and supports the issuance of necessary sanctions to maintain a clean game. Cro Cop has subsequently announced his retirement from the sport after a storied career. UFC admits his accomplishments in the sport of mixed martial arts and wishes him well in future endeavors.” Russell Doane vs. Michinori Tanaka added to UFC 195 The UFC announced via their website that a bantamweight matchup between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been scheduled for UFC 195, which takes place Jan. 2nd in Las Vegas). Doane (14-5) is coming off back to back losses such as a unanimous defeat Jerrod Sanders in the TUF 21 Finale. Tanaka (10-1 MMA) endured the first blemish on his undefeated record losing via split decision to Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 52. Bellator 149 adds Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez The Houston Chronicle broke the information (and Bellator later confirmed) that featherweights Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez have been inserted to Belator 149 which includes the highly anticipated rematch (note the sarcasm) involving Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock in the main event. Bellator 149 takes place Feb. 19 at Toyota Center in Houston. Pineda (21-11) returns to Bellator for the first time since May 2010 and has won three-straight under the Legacy FC banner such as a victory over UFC fan favorite Leonard Garcia. Sanchez (12-2) is coming off an impressive victory over UFC veteran Justin Lawrence by split decision.
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